The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

Steve Sekely (1962)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A meteor shower blinds all but a few Earthlings, leaving society in a state of hysteria and at the mercy of carnivorous plants from outer space in this rather disappointing version of John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel. While the Triffids themselves are efficiently bizarre and menacing, Steve Sekely's barely competent direction hardly provides the sinister spores with a shining showcase. That was left to Freddie Francis, director of the lighthouse scenes added later in a bravura effort to beef up the chills and thrills.

Summary

A meteor shower blinds the majority of Earth's population and heralds the arrival of a race of dangerous carnivorous walking plants. As the monsters multiply and prey on the blind, the remaining sighted people join forces to try to put an end to the invasion. Sci-fi thriller, starring Howard Keel, Janette Scott, Nicole Maurey and Mervyn Johns.

Cast & Crew

Bill Masen Howard Keel
Karen Goodwin Janette Scott
Mr Coker Mervyn Johns
Christine Durrant Nicole Maurey
Tom Goodwin Kieron Moore
Miss Coker Alison Leggatt
Susan Janina Faye
Luis de la Vega Geoffrey Matthews
Director Steve Sekely
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama